Complete Engineer - Understanding of Engineering Ethics



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Understanding of Engineering Ethics

Engineers are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Engineers are to hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public. Those whom engineers serve deserve nothing less.

The NSPE Code of Ethics state, “Engineering is an important and learned profession. As members of this profession, engineers are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Engineering has a direct and vital impact on the quality of life for all people. Accordingly, the services provided by engineers require honesty, impartiality, fairness, and equity, and must be dedicated to the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare. Engineers must perform under a standard of professional behavior that requires adherence to the highest principles of ethical conduct.”

In college, you can continue to develop this important competency by making sound choices regarding academic integrity (i.e. doing your own work) and always being honest with those around you.

Curriculum that will develop the ethics competency:
  • ENGR 400: Professional Ethics and Social Responsibilities
  • All Engineering coursework will help develop the ethics competency
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